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Yasuhiro Nakasone
中曾根 康弘
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
27 November 1982 – 6 November 1987
Monarch Shōwa
Preceded by Zenko Suzuki
Succeeded by Noboru Takeshita
Personal details
Born 27 May 1918 (1918-05-27) (age 101)
Takasaki, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Children Hirofumi Nakasone
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University
Signature
Military service
Branch/service Imperial Japanese Navy
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Lieutenant-Commander

Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曽根 康弘 Nakasone Yasuhiro, born 27 May 1918) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 27 November 1982 to 6 November 1987. Nakasone was a friend of Brian Mulroney, Ronald Reagan, Helmut Kohl, François Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

He is best known for pushing through the privatization of state-owned companies, and for helping to revitalize Japanese nationalism during and after his term as prime minister. Nakasone is currently the oldest living Japanese prime minister.

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